10 Electric Vehicles to Watch

This was the year that Tesla’s lock on high-end all-electric vehicles began to break, with Audi and Jaguar sending electric S.U.V.s out into the world. They joined more workaday E.V.s from Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Nissan. So 2019 was, finally, the year of the electric vehicle. Right? Sales of electric autos were double those […]


F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors but Menthol

The Trump administration is expected to announce later this week that it will ban mint-, fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarette cartridges popular with teenagers, but allow menthol and tobacco flavors to remain on the market. Flavored liquid nicotine used in open tank systems can continue to be sold, administration officials said, an important concession to vape […]


Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor

The new proposal is “based upon speculation about what the courts will decide, rather than really having much scientific substance,” he said. Environmentalists welcomed the draft reports. “They are saying that the Trump proposal is entirely untethered from the scientific evidence, and that the scientific record for the rule that the administration is trying to […]


Chinese Scientist Is Accused of Smuggling Lab Samples, Amid Crackdown on Research Theft

Researchers of Chinese descent make up nearly half of the work force in American research laboratories, in part because American-born scientists are drawn to the private sector and less interested in academic careers, Dr. McKinney said. Among the 6,000 Chinese scientists who have received grants from the National Institutes of Health, around 180 are under […]


Antibiotics May Raise the Risk of Allergies

Giving antibiotics to infants may increase their risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers used records of 798,426 children in the Military Health System database from 2001 to 2013, tracking their antibiotic prescriptions in infancy and allergy diagnoses in childhood. About 17 percent of them were treated with one or more courses of […]